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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Big Night

    One of my absolute favourite films: a shot of grappa laced with Prozac, a mouthwatering smorgasbord of charm, and possibly the best food film ever. Holm, Rossellini, Janney and the Tooch... and that's just the 'antipasto'. The 'secondo' is deft performances from Driver, Scott, Shalhoub et al. Best of all - let's call it the 'dolce' - is the cinematography: an absolute masterclass in where to place a camera.

  2. Jorge Lucas.'s rating of the film Big Night

  3. Aulia Indry's rating of the film Big Night

    Typical of poker face people, i knew it!!! Can imagine how they struggle two years for their restaurant.

  4. Django's rating of the film Big Night

    Movies featuring food/cooking have become a genre unto themselves and this is my favorite of the lot. Script, cinematography, editing, score, and especially acting are without fault. The personal chemistry between all the primary performers just makes this film sing. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could.

  5. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Big Night

    7.1/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-38B

  6. steven's rating of the film Big Night

  7. Lyeekha's rating of the film Big Night

    Slow burn, beautiful lines, highly immersive. No real plot surprises but that's not the point. Lovely

  8. Erdeerchen's rating of the film Big Night

    A perfect movie. It touches on the many facets of human interaction, and trying to get by. Th performances were delicate, thoughtful and overall, real. I'm not sure why I've never seen this movie before, but it definitely won't be the last time.

  9. ant's rating of the film Big Night

    Really enjoyed it. "It can't rain inside" is the best scene

  10. JCPJD's rating of the film Big Night

    What a lovely little film. Thank you MUBI for bringing this to my attention. There are some bits that don't quite work for me, but the overall tone and rich feeling of the piece makes up for those in spirit and substance. I think the last scene is one of the dearest, most truthful I have seen in a long time and a real lesson for filmmakers in how to end a piece.

  11. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Big Night

    A fantastic cast, great soundtrack, and plenty of tasty meals on show. It's a shame that the final 20 minutes or so can't remain as absolutely delightful as the 70+ minutes that come beforehand, but this remains a real treat.

  12. Steve G.'s rating of the film Big Night

  13. Cliff's rating of the film Big Night

    This is why I love Mubi, for introducing me to a new favourite. I think what I love most about this film is the attention to detail and also the unspoken dialogue between the brothers is sublime. The "Goodfellas" type restaurant walkthrough was fun too.

  14. Ethan Hodson's rating of the film Big Night

  15. Cleo Vogler's rating of the film Big Night

  16. Claire Warrington's rating of the film Big Night

    A simply wonderful film! Cinematic masterpiece, understated, lovingly and knowingly written and acted. Watch this film!

  17. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film Big Night

    Never understood the slack that this film gets. It's entertaining, genuinely funny in a Python-esque way and has some stellar acting. I can only assume that people find the ending (an open question) kind of dreary. Don't miss.

  18. Noëlle's rating of the film Big Night

  19. Alex Hall's rating of the film Big Night

    I seem to be at odds here, but I thought this was not particularly great. I found some of the performances cringeworthy, Holm in particular. Rossellini was the highlight for me, but her part was the smallest.

  20. Caitlin's rating of the film Big Night

    Delightful from beginning to end. A pure pleasure to watch. Stellar cast. WATCH THIS FILM. It will do your heart good in these dark times.

  21. nickolia's rating of the film Big Night

    An elegantly crafted film with a great cast. I've never fallen in love with a film set before but there's something about this one. The scene where the lamp gets in the way of the man's face when he's talking was comedy gold dust.

  22. Thomas's rating of the film Big Night

    I remember this film getting booed in the cinema I saw it at on it's first release. I guess sometimes there's no accounting for 'taste'. The film's tone is warm, understated, subtle and absolutely believable which makes it always a joy return to. The characters are, equally, fiercely passionate about their professions and each other, and played with a perfect balance of understated humour and conviction. A gem.

  23. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Big Night

    The couple in the opening scene is a caricature, but I feel that I know them well, alas.

  24. francine's rating of the film Big Night

    Superb story and cast. One of my all time favourites films to watch solo.

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